Thursday, 10 October 2013

Mount Nyiragongo

A lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo, a volcano found in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lava lakes, which can form in three different ways, are large volumes of molten lava, usually basaltic, contained in a volcanic vent, crater, or broad depression.

A lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo

Persistent lava lakes such as the one at Nyiragongo, which is the largest to appear in recent times, are rare.

Yes, all craters and eruptions are awful and nice. And very dangerous.